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Satbir Bedi is Chief Technology Officer of Scholastic Corporation, the global children’s publishing, education and media company. In this role, Bedi shapes Scholastic’s technology strategy, software development, and operations to support business priorities, including the development of digital products, sites, and services that meet the needs of the company’s global educator, parent and child customers. He serves on the Management Executive Committee.
Bedi joined Scholastic in 2012 bringing his experience in technology, publishing and academia to lead the technology transformation at Scholastic. Since joining the company, Bedi has upgraded and reengineered the technology organization to better align the group with business priorities, including eCommerce and digital subscriptions. He moved business applications out of data centers and into the cloud, shifting the company from a high fixed cost infrastructure model to a variable cost model based on usage, thereby allowing Scholastic to scale its infrastructure to flex with peak volume.
Bedi also created a new global technology operations group and transitioned the engineering organization to an agile delivery model, delivering new software features in frequent increments, which enabled the group to respond rapidly to changing market needs. He works with other business leaders on innovative business models, and evaluates and integrates technology centric acquisitions. He continues to improve systems and processes to provide product and customer analytics that will improve marketing and sales to drive revenue growth. Bedi also upgraded the caliber of talent within the division by creating a college associate program attracting millennial talent to engineering positions and recruiting experienced technology leaders.
Prior to joining Scholastic, Satbir Bedi served as Chief Learning Technologies Officer for Pearson International in London, having served Pearson in previous roles as Senior Vice President, Software and Technology Services, and Chief Technology Officer. At Pearson, he helped transform the company into a leader in the educational services industry including building digital services and digital delivery of products. From 1998 to 2004, Bedi was at McGraw-Hill where he held several editorial and technology roles. He was also Publishing Director at Macmillan following six years as Assistant Professor at a University teaching courses in computer and information sciences, management and business strategy.
Satbir Bedi holds a Bachelors in Commerce (Honors) from the University of Delhi and an MS in Computer and Information Sciences from Temple University.